Taking Your Man Cave Outside
The Ultimate BBQ
No man cave is complete without somewhere to rustle up a prime burger or three. Just because you are outdoors doesn’t mean that you need to go feral and forage for roadkill and take your chances with poisonous berries. No, this is the ideal reason to get the ultimate BBQ that you always wanted, but have unbelievably denied yourself so far.
If you want a top of the range BBQ, you don’t need to automatically go gas. The Weber Performer (shown here) has been redesigned for 2013 and features a gadget list longer than your arm, with a few highlights including a handy integrated thermoset work surface, LCD cooking timer (no excuses for burnt food) and a great ignition system for easy lighting.
A Mobile Fridge
After enjoying a nice fillet steak, you are not going to be happy with a warm beer. Fortunately, your culinary standards do not need to drop in your outdoor man cave. All you need is a mobile fridge. These are what your iPhone is to your granny’s dial-up ringer and can keep your drinks nice and frosty, even on a warmer day.
You can get beer fridges that have a capacity of around 60 litres – enough to keep even the thirstiest of man-cavers happy. They are finished in a modern stainless steel so won’t ruin the ambiance of your garden and some models have handy shelves allowing you to keep the beers queuing up!
The Ideal Man Cave Fridge Should Be Stocked With Beer and Meat.
Handmade Patio Furniture
So, you have enjoyed a big feed and washed all the deliciously-cooked meat down with a selection of well-chilled beverages. What you need to do now is kick back, get your slacks on and revel in your mannishness.
Sure, you could pull your favourite chair out from your indoor man cave, but that is not the best way to be doing things and dragging the lazyboy across your kitchen will soon get wearisome. No, more permanent furniture is needed and what better chairs than those crafted by your own man hands?
You can satisfy your creative urges and give your chopper and power tools an airing by adopting this approach. If it sounds like too much effort, then you can buy custom and unique furniture straight from the blessed internet … you can still tell everybody it is handmade!
A Fire Pit
After seeing how good your Weber BBQ is, your primal urge for fire may be stoked somewhat. Like in every good man cave though, you should not need to make do with one gadget when you can have two. While away the cooler nights with a classic fire pit. These come in all shapes and sizes nowadays, so you should be able to find something that suits.
A Hot Tub
This is the ultimate piece of garden mancavery. If you want to really make your outdoor hideout distinct to your indoors one, then you need to embrace nature – and lose some clothes. Get your swimwear on and get in a cosy, bubbly outdoor hot tub*.
Singing in the bathroom is a joy every man shares, so you may as well kit out your hot tub with some speakers too and enjoy the party until the sun sets and beyond.
Beware though, this has the tendency to curtail productivity and make your bathroom and indoor power shower very redundant.
*bikini-clad beauties recommended extra